What is Live Translation and how to use?

Last Update Date : Apr 17. 2018
What is Live Translation

In this FAQ:

      
• What is Live Translation?

• How to use Live Translation?

• Live Translation: Supported languages

What is Live Translation?

Live Translation is a new feature of Bixby Vision, a service that provides information through your device's camera. Whether you are reading a menu or transit sign, you can now travel abroad or read foreign languages with ease. Live Translation recognises 54 languages for translations and provides 104 languages for translation results.


With Live Translation, your Galaxy S9/S9+ becomes your own handheld real-time translator.

Please note: Available functions and features may vary by country. Samsung Account login and data network (Wi-Fi or internet connection) required.

How to use Live Translation?

1 Go to Camera app
Tap Camera Icon

Tap Camera Icon

2 Switch to Auto > Tap the Bixby Vision icon
Select Auto

Select Auto

Select Bixby Vision

Select Bixby Vision

3 Point the camera at the text
Select  the text to be translated

Select the text to be translated

4 The selected text will automatically translated to the preferred language
Text translated to the language being set

Selected text is translated

5 Alternatively, tap on Text icon > Translate
Tap Translate

Tap Translate

Please note: Bixby Vision can identify 33 languages automatically. Remaining 21 languages require manual selection. Translation speed may vary depending on the internet connection and word count.

Live Translation: Supported languages

Vision recognizes the following 54 languages for translations:

Afrikaans, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashtu, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese.

 

Vision provides the following 104 languages for translation results:

Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese(Simplified), Chinese(Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish(Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu.

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